Drive-Up, Stay Safe and Get Some Good Eats in Marshall, Illinois.

As the country slowly gets vaccinated and gets closer to seeing this awful pandemic more and more under control, we are still being careful about social distancing. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some camaraderie, fellowship, and goodwill.  Oh! And good food too so you can eat in Marshall.

Some of our community members have come up with clever ways to raise money for good causes, feed people in need, and still be cautious. Here are some things that are happening in Marshall. So, join in the fun, volunteer, or just grab a meal and help a good cause.


Pancake Breakfast – Who Doesn’t Love Pancakes?

It’s that time of year again. The 51st Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast are back. The West Union Community Club will be serving up good food and fun on Saturday, March 27, from 7 am to 11 am. Get there early. Service will be at the Community Building in the east end of town on Union Street. A free-will donation will be taken at the door, with proceeds from the event going to several proposed community projects. Yes, you can eat inside or ask for plates to go if you prefer to dine al fresco or scarf your breakfast in the car. Fast food can’t compare to this meal, and your donation will help our community, so drive over so you can eat up in Marshall.


Drive-through Dinners – How Fun is That?

Oh, the Friday fish fry. We all love those, and we will soon be having them in-person sitting together. But for this year, while keeping our social distancing front and center, The Clark County Knights of Columbus has opted to host a drive-through fish fry.

On Friday, March 26, drive up from the hours of 3 pm to 7 pm. The K of C’s good folks are serving up catfish fillets, baked potatoes, coleslaw, and dessert.

Come around to the south side of St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Chestnut Street. A $10 donation is requested. K of C is way better than KFC any day!


Spaghetti Supper for a Super Good Cause!

On March 20, there will be a drive-through spaghetti supper to help raise money for the Sisson family. Please make a donation when you drive up and pick up your dinner, and proceeds will go to help one of our own. Roger Sisson. Roger was diagnosed with esophageal cancer early this year which later caused him heart issues. He has undergone chemo and medical treatments for months and could use help with mounting medical bills and travel expenses.

You can drive up and pick up your meal in the Marshall, high school parking lot from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, but fair warning. Get there early as we could run out.

The meal consisted of spaghetti, breadsticks, green beans, and dessert. Good food for you to eat up in Marshall, help for a good guy!


Food for Those in Need at the Marshall Baptist Church

The good folks at the Marshall Baptist Church are offering food to anyone in need who lives anywhere in the vicinity of Marshall, Illinois.

Please don’t hesitate to come by the church on Saturday, March 27, starting at 9:30 am, for free food items and meat. We all recognize how difficult this past year the local church association teamed up with the Marshall Baptist Church and the Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief Truck in an effort to bless as many families as possible with the offering of free food. They plan to stay the course and give food away until their coffers are empty or no more families drive up. The hope is that everyone in need will be served, and there are absolutely no requirements to participate.

The church is located at 1608 IL-1, Marshall, IL 62441


We are Nuts About Pecans in Marshall!

If you love pecans, pecan pie, and all things nutty, you’re in luck. The Marshall Women’s Club still says they still have fresh pecans available. These wonderful little gems are picked and brought in all the way from Stapleton, Georgia. The members of Marshall Women’s Club are offering them only $11 a bag.

Please call Diane Newton at 217-826-3985, Becky Clements at 217-826-6236, or Jackie Lindley at 217-279-3489 to arrange to get yours.

I’m willing to bet that if you ask politely, promise to wear your mask, they might even let you do a drive-up and pick-up, but I make no promises. Give them a buzz and get nutty with them.